Phoenix Probate / Trust Litigation Lawyer
Estate Plans Are Not Always Executed As Planned
The declining health or death of a family member can bring out the worst in some people. Improved healthcare has resulted in longevity for many seniors. This is usually a blessing, but it is not without its problems in the estate planning and administration fields. In many cases, greed, lingering grudges and harbored animosities among the potential inheritors can lead to tense and emotional squabbles between family members over a loved one’s estate. Sometimes this occurs even before their death. Because Arizona’s weather and beauty draw a lot of retirees and snowbirds, it is a fertile ground for inheritance disputes.
Attorneys from The Law Offices of William D. Black in Scottsdale and Phoenix represent clients in Arizona in a broad range of inheritance disputes. The probate litigation lawyer who safeguards your interests in these matters is our founder, William D. Black — for more than 30 years, a skilled negotiator and litigator of his clients’ rights in disputes of all kinds.
Is Your Inheritance Dispute Dividing Your Family?
Undue influence — convincing a dying person to exclude other legal heirs from the will or reduce their shares
Proof of Heirs Controversies
Lack of testamentary capacity — arguing that Alzheimer’s, dementia or another condition prevented the person from signing a valid will and/or trust
Mysterious last-minute changes to a will — typically implicating a caregiver with an agenda
Lost property — recovering property taken from the estate by caregivers, children or the personal representative
Intestate litigation — disputes over the wishes of family member who died without a will
Breach of fiduciary duty — fraud, negligence or incompetence of the person appointed to settle the estate
Contact Our Law Firm For A Free Initial Consultation And For First-rate Representation
William D. Black is an experienced Scottsdale and Phoenix civil litigation attorney who has successfully processed numerous probate litigation cases. If you were suspiciously excluded from a will, or believe that a family member is stealing assets, or have other doubts about the propriety of certain probate or trust proceedings, The Law Offices of William D. Black can help you to uncover the truth, re-establish your rights and recover money to which you are justly entitled. Also, if you are serving as personal representative of a will, trustee of a trust or in some other capacity relating to an estate and are falsely accused of breach of fiduciary duty, negligence or some other malfeasance, we can evaluate your case and possibly provide legal assistance in your defense.
Your initial complimentary consultation with Mr. Black is as close as your phone: 602-265-2600, 844-224-0054, or contact us on-line. Give us a call, we would be happy to discuss your case with you.